IDCE Students Profiles

Patience Landford (IDSC '2013)

Patience Landford (Liberia) received my BA in sociology from the University of Texas at Arlington. In the summer of 2011 I worked as a public relations intern for The Unforgotten Fund, a non-profit organization that helps villagers in the poorest regions of the world gain access to safe drinking water and education. We sponsored child waste pickers in Lusaka, Zambia, and India with the means of attending school. I also worked on several water projects, educating the villagers and installing hand pumps and rain harvesting systems where demand is outstripping supply. I also worked for Higher Grounds International a U.S based non-profit organization as a Youth Mentor, and my responsibilities were tooffer a new thinking in providing supports and opportunities for the uplifting of youth and young adults who are former child combatants, orphaned and /or disabled in regions of West Africa, and those who have emigrated to the US, through the provision of rehabilitation, shelter, skills training, education and employment creation. I also worked as a Staff member for Yes Liberia incorporated, which is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of the underprivileged and disadvantage children in Liberia while creating opportunities for children in Liberia and the US to become global citizens.